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Friday, July 10, 2020

Itty Bitty Greetings, Ornate Layers, Ornate Garden, Birthday Card

I've almost made it!  I have two pieces of the "Ornate Garden" Designer Series Paper (DSP) left. I received them as a gift in a packet for placing an order with Terri.  She's always so generous with her thank you gifts.  I found this card on the internet and you can see the original card here.  I made some changes.  You can go to Terri's wonderful blog by clicking here.  If you order she will send you some fun papers to play with as a thank you gift!!! 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that I taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the "Ornate Garden" DSP that was cut 2" x 5".  I taped that to the left side on the Whisper White piece. 

I punched out 6 flower petals and glued them together so I had three flowers. I set them aside to set up.  

I die cut some gold foil card stock using the "Ornate Layers" die cut.  I used the smallest rectangle shaped one.  I taped a 1-1/8" x 2-3/8" piece of Old Olive card stock to it.  And then I die cut a stitched rectangle using Mint Macaron card stock, it was the long one that came in the same "Ornate Layers" set.  I cut it to fit on top of the Old Olive piece. I kept the top and bottom piece.  I needed to have the stitched marks.  After taping, I cut the entire piece in half.  I set the pieces on top of the card but I didn't set them in place.

Next I set the flowers on top of the two pieces and moved them so the opening/gap wouldn't show.  I pushed the petals together so the flowers almost stuck to themselves. I was able to pick the three flowers up as one piece. I turned them over carefully and added two small pieces of scotch tape to hold them where I needed them to stay. I added Dimensionals to the back of them.

I took the bottom part of the gold foiled piece and I stamped the words from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" stamp set using black Memento ink.

I took my retired leaf punch and punched out two sets of leaves.  I do need to look through my stamp sets to see what I have for small easy to work with leaves.  And I need to write it down so I know which set to grab quickly without having to go through all of my sets to find it.  

I lined up the gold foil pieces and taped them in place.  Then I set glued them to the backs of the flowers.  I removed the protective covering on the Dimensionals and I set the flowers in place.

I added some retired "Faceted Gems" to the center of each flower and the card was done.  

I liked it that I was able to create the illusion that the die cut piece was longer than it really is.  Even after the card was assembled it is very difficult to see that it's two pieces.  

This was a very fun and quick card to make. I like the looks of it and I'm thrilled that I was able to use another piece of the "Ornate Garden" DSP!

Thank you SO much for taking the time to visit today,
Wanda

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Gorgeous Posies, Peaceful Moments, Friendship, Thank You Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I thought it would be fun to play with the "Gorgeous Posies" stamp set.  I bought it because I thought the flower and leaves looked like they would be easy to work with.  And they are.  I made this super simple card using that set.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Rococo Rose card stock.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.  I textured the front of the card using the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder.

I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and I put it on my paper cutter, lining up the tips across from each other.  I cut the piece in half at an angle.  You end up with two triangles. 

I stamped the words from the "Peaceful Moments" set using Mossy Meadow ink.  Then I taped this piece in place on the card base.  

I took the other half of the triangle and I stamped the flower on it and die cut it using the 2-3/16" circle die.  I stamped the center of the flower using Melon Mambo ink and the dotted stamp in the set.

Then I stamped two leaves using the leaf image from the "Gorgeous Posies" set and Granny Apple Green ink. I fussy cut the leaves out.  I thought about masking the flower to stamp the leaves but then I decided to try something else.  I took my x-acto knife and cut a slit on the side of one of the flower petals and then took my snips and carefully cut a long the flower petal. It was just enough to slip the leaf under it.  I repeated this for another petal.  I set the circle in place using Dimensionals.  I made sure part of the Dimensional crossed over to the petal so it held the petal in place on the circle piece.  

I colored three rhinestones using the Granny Apple Blends pen and I set them in place on the front of the card.

This was a very fun and quick card to make. I'm not thrilled with it but I don't eye bleach either! LOL

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Gorgeous Posies, Flowers for Every Season, Get Well Card

I found a pretty card on Pinterest and I wanted to make it but I didn't purchase the latest in colors.  So I thought I would see what I could do with what I had. You can see the original card here.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Seaside Spray card stock. It's an in color for the 2019-2021 collection.  I bought two colors from that collection.  As far as the new ones that came out in June, I have yet to purchase any.  I'm trying to use what I have and go from there.  My card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I textured it with the "Ornate Floral" embossing folder.  I taped it to the card base.

I cut two 2" strip from the "Flowers For Every Season" 6" x 6" paper stack of Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The stack is all in colors but I've been able to work with them, so far.   I cut the floral strip 5" long and the green one I cut 3-3/4" long before punching the ends with the "Triple Banner" punch.  I taped them in place on top of the embossed piece.

The words are from the "Gorgeous Posies" set. I stamped them using Night of Navy ink.  I die cut them with the second smallest circle die using Whisper White card stock.  And used the third smallest scalloped circle die using Seaside Spray card stock.  I taped the two layers together and I added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece in place on top of the card.  

I added three clear rhinestones to the card and a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside and the card was done.

This was a fun and quick card to make. I am thinking about grabbing a bunch of my retired DSP and whipping up some quick cards.  I have a ton of DSP to use up.  I keep adding the retired ones to the pile and rarely go back to them.  I need to take a day and just make retired stuff cards.  

I thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by today,
Wanda




Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Ornate Borders, Peaceful Moments, Stitched So Sweetly, Thank You Card

Today's card is a very simple and quick one.  Quicker if you do it the way I didn't!!! LOL

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Coastal Cabana card stock.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I set the die from the "Ornate Borders" set and I ran it through my Big Shot.  I saved the part that was cut off because I will be using it for the word part.  Now to make this card easier and a little cheaper, just take a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Coastal Cabana and die cut the piece.  The card base will be a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock instead of the Coastal Cabana.

If you use Whisper White as your card base then you will need to texture the front using the new "Ornate Floral" embossing folder.    If you are doing it the way I did it, I cut a 5-1/2" x just a hair short of 4-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and I embossed it.  

I glued the die cut part to the Whisper White.  I just put some white glue on a piece of waxed paper and folded it and smoothed out the glue making sure it was long enough to cover the whole piece.  I touched the flower area on the glue, pressing it into the glue using a piece of copier paper.  Then I stuck it to the Whisper White piece.  Make sure there's tape on the other part of the die cut piece to it sticks nicely there too.  I actually added the tape first and then did the glue thing.

I stamped the words from the "Peaceful Moments" set using Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White card stock.  I cut that piece to measure 2-3/8" x 1-5/8". 

I die cut the scalloped rectangle using the "Stitched So Sweetly" dies using the left over piece of Coastal Cabana card stock.  I taped the word piece to the scalloped edge piece.  I set that piece in place using Dimensionals.

I added three sequins and the card was done.  You can use rhinestones colored with a Blends pen or just plain too.

This was a very fun and quick card to make.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to visit today,
Wanda

Monday, July 06, 2020

Gorgeous Posies, Ornate Borders, Ornate Layers, Get Well Card

I found this layout on Pinterest. I liked the flower border on the side and the framed words.   You can see the original card here.  I made a few changes.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Highland Heather card stock and stamped the dots all over it using the dotted image from the "Gorgeous Posies" set. I used Highland Heather ink and I stamped off once before I stamped it onto the Highland Heather piece.

I took the flower border die from the "Ornate Borders" dies.  I lined it up along the right side and ran it through my Big Shot and cut out the fun flowers.  I did save the tiny leaf stems. I know they are Highland Heather in color but I think I can use a Blends pen and color them to some form of green or maybe even just black.  I just like to add more stuff to my worktable because I totally enjoy working in a space that is just big enough to make a single greeting card.  LOL  Tomorrow I'm spending some time cleaning that space up.  Wish me luck!!!  Read further for something fun on this topic!

Next I taped a piece of white ribbon to the card. I cut the ribbon 6-1/2" long and I taped the ends on the backside of the Highland Heather piece.  I also added a little bit of tape to the center of the ribbon on the front. I wanted it to lay flatter.

I stamped the leaves from the "Gorgeous Posies" set. I used Granny Apple Green stamped off once.  I also stamped those same dots in Granny Apple Green stamped off once.  

The words are from the "Gorgeous Posies" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.

Then I die cut the piece out using the "Ornate Layers" dies.  I used my "Take Your Pick" took and popped out those tiny little dots that didn't want to come out easily.  I set that word panel in place using Dimensionals.

The flower is made by punching out two using the "Medium Daisy" punch and Whisper White card stock. I glued the two pieces together.  I punched out a 1/2" circle using Crushed Curry card stock.  I still have come faceted gems that I need to use up and I still have some yellow fuzzy flower centers I need to use up too.  Gee, I'd better get busy making more flowers before summer is over.  LOL  That doesn't matter, I'll make a summer flower in the winter.  I'll even stamp a snowman in the summer.  As hot as these days have been a snowman sounds nice about now.  Anyway, I set that flower in place using a Dimensional.  

The leaves are left over from my June 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit. I set them in place with three small glue dots that were in the kit.  And that finished up the card.

Now for something fun (trying to make this fun).  Like I said, I'm going to be cleaning off one of my worktables.  The one I usually spend most of my time stamping at.  The other one has sewing stuff on it (we'll get to that one another day, I can still see the color of the table on that one!).  I will offer this card to the one who guesses how many items on my table that I need to pick up, put away or toss.  A stamp set will count as one item because the stamps are all in one container.  But card stock sheets and pieces will be counted as a single item.  Now whoever guesses how many items I've removed from my table will have today's card sent to them.  Just leave a comment with your guess and I will let the one who guesses the closet to it know how to receive their card.  Sound like fun?  Well, for you anyway.  LOL I don't find cleaning up this stuff fun, that's why it piles up!  I'm not sure when this posts so what I will do is wait until Thursday July 9th to post the winner.  Have fun guessing.  P.S.  There's WAY more than 50!!!


Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda


Sunday, July 05, 2020

June 2020 Paper Pumpkin, Thinking of You Card

Isn't this card just adorable?  I found it on Pinterest.  You can see the original here.  I pretty much copied it exactly.  I just thought it was SO cute that I had to make one.  And it was SO quick and easy to make too.  I did not follow through to the link to see if there were any instructions. I just made by how I thought it was made.

So here we go.  The base of the card  is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  

I cut the black and white polka dotted rectangle from the June 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit.  The rectangle was cut in half (1-1/4") and then cut to 4-1/4" long.  Then I cut a 1-1/2" x 4-1/4" piece of gold foil card stock.  I removed the protective layer from the back of the polka dotted piece and affixed it to the gold foil piece.  I taped that piece to the front of the card setting it just a hair over 1/4".  It really doesn't matter where you place it. If you get it too much away from the edge all you will need to do is move the sun up a bit.  Easy fix.

I stamped the words from the kit using Basic Black ink .  The two words are separate in the kit. I set it up in my Stamparatus to make sure I got it straight.  Plus I was making two since I cut the polka dotted piece in half. As long as I had two, why not?  And when I had cut my gold foil piece, it was cut in half too, so it was meant to be to make two!!

After stamping the words, I took some gold thread and wound it three times around my spread fingers.  I clipped the end from the spool near the beginning of the thread. I stuck it to a Dimensional to hold it in place.  I set that Dimensional on the back of the sun and added more Dimensionals around it. I removed the backing off the Dimensionals and I set the sun in place on the card.

I took the sequins that were in the kit and added three of them to the card and that was it. The card was done and SO stinkin' cute!!!

This was a very fun, quick, and easy card to make. I had fun making it and that counts too!

Thank you SO much for taking your time to visit today,
Wanda

Saturday, July 04, 2020

Thank You Card, June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternative Card

Happy 4th of July to everyone!  I don't often make a card related to the 4th of July. It's not a card that I normally send out.  So today I thought I would work on another piece from my June 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I would love to be all done with this kit before the next one comes.  How great would that be?  LOL

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a textured 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Soft Sea Foam card stock.  The "Ornate Floral" embossing folder was used here. I taped it to the card base.

I punched out two medium and two large daisy flowers and glued them together in the centers.  I punched a 1/2" Crushed Curry circle for each flower and I glued it to their centers.

I took the black Polka Dotted rectangle from the June 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit and die cut a 2-1/4" circle.  There was just enough left to cut almost another full circle, so I just cut what I could and I decided to use that for my card.  I also die cut a Whisper White scalloped circle just a little larger than the polka dotted circle.  I removed the backing from the polka dotted circle and affixed it to the Whisper White scalloped circle.  I taped the circle in place on the front of the card. 

The words are from the kit and I stamped them on one of the die cut labels that came in the kit. I used the Basic Black ink that was also in the kit.

I added the two flowers using Dimensionals from the kit.

The leaves from the kit were added using glue dots from the kit.  I placed them behind the flowers.

The word piece was set in place using more Dimenisonals.

And for the final touch I took the sequins from the kit and stuck them to the card front. They already had the stick on them. 

This was a fun, quick and easy card to make.  If you don't have the kit you can come up with some other ways to make this card.  Use a Basic Black card stock instead of the dotted, it will look just as nice.  Find a leaf die or punch and use Garden Green card stock.  You can sponge some Garden Green ink on the edges to give it a bit more color and dimension.  

You can use pearls, rhinestones or other sequins on the front of the card.

And you can use just a strip of Whisper White card stock for the words. You can snip the ends or leave them straight.   There's lots of ways to make this card similar.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, July 03, 2020

Friendship, Thinking of You, June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit Card

I wanted to find a fun and different card to make using the June 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit.  And this is what I found. You can see the original card here.  I pretty much copied it exactly like it is there.

The card base came with gold striped sunrays.  I guess that is what I'd call it.  Behind the sun on it is a gold circle. 

I sponged on Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, and Melon Mambo ink.  I wiped off the gold circle.  You need to have it clean.

Just below the sun I stuck the polka dotted piece from the kit. It's a sticker and it was placed about 1-3/8" above the bottom edge of the card.  

I stamped the words from the kit with the Basic Black ink cube from the kit on the gold edges piece from the kit.  These kits come with lots of fun stuff!!! And I set the piece in place on the front of the card with Dimensionals that came with the kit too!

I added Dimensionals to the back of the sun and set it in place on the front of the card. 

I added a few sequins that came with the kit and the card was done.

I paired it up with the gold lined matching envelope.  You get envelopes in the kit too!!! These kits are very fun.  Though sometimes I like to look for something different online to do with them because I want to jazz them up just a bit more. 

I like the look of this card and when I was making this one I also made up the other one in the kit to match.  I still have four more cards in the kit to do. I'm going to look for some more fun things to do with them but I am going to use them up so I can say that I have finished a kit. I don't say that often enough. I make a card or two and then get busy with something else.  But today, being as hot as it is here I thought I'd make a sunshine card. 

This is a great friendship or thinking of you card and I did have a good time making it.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to visit today,
Wanda

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Band Together, Ornate Frames, Ornate Floral Embossing Folder, Birthday Card

I have a very limited supply of Designer Series Paper (DSP) this time around. I do have a pack on back order but it's very masculine.  I bought the "Flowers for Every Season" 6" x 6" pack of DSP and the masculine one and that was it.  I feel limited.  I'm struggling with the DSP, I don't have the in colors but I can make the current colors work.  So this is what I came up with today.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of So Saffron.  The fold is on the left and the card opens on the right.

On top of the card base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White that I textured with the new "Ornate Floral" 3D"embossing folder. I taped it to the card base.

I cut a 5-1/8" x 2-1/8" piece of Crushed Curry card stock.  Here's where you would probably use the new Bumblebee card stock.  

Then I cut a 5" x 2" piece of the DSP and I taped it to the Crushed Curry piece. I then taped that to the front of the card, lining up the three sides.  

I die cut the second largest "Stitched Circle" die using So Saffron card stock.  I taped it 1-1/4" up from the bottom and centered it on each side. 

I punched out the flower using the "Medium Daisy" punch.  I punched two and glued them together in the center.  I added a 1/2" punched circle for the center.

I die cut three leaf sets from the "Band Together" bundle using vellum.  I colored the leaves using my dark Soft Sea Foam Blends pen.  

I added a large Dimensional behind the flower and attached the leaves to it, then I set it in place on top of the circle at about the 11 o'clock position.

The words are from the "Band Together" set. I stamped them in black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  I die cut it with a die from the "Ornate Frames" dies.  I set it in place on top of the circle and a little past it using Dimensionals.

I stuck on some pearls and a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White on the inside and the card was done.

I do like how it turned out.  I was glad I colored the leaves because they looked too light on the front of the card.  This card can be used for many occasions, today's choice was birthday.

Thank you SO very much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Daisy Punch Large and Medium, June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card

How much do you love black with white dots papers?  And when you add it to red, well you've got a pretty card in the makings.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Real Red card stock.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I took the black and white polka dotted sticker from the June 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit and centered it side to side and top to bottom on the front of my card.  If you don't have this kit and you have some black polka dotted paper you can cut it to fit.  My piece measures 2-1/2" x 4-1/4".  I'm adding that measurement for me too. I have some more papers and I think I can manage to find enough fun stuff to make this card without the Paper Pumpkin kit.  It was a fun and easy card to make, so I want to have all the measurements so I can make another one sometime down the road.  

I cut a 3/4" strip from one of the gold and white striped cards in the kit.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the card, I may just embellish it as it is, with the 3/4" piece missing.  If I cut any more off it, it won't look like it was meant to be!  I taped this strip to the left side of the polka dotted piece.  My striped piece measured 3/4" x 5-1/2".

I punched out two petal pieces from the large and two from the medium flower punch.  I glued the pieces together and set them aside to dry.  I also punched out two 1/2" circles from some scrap Crushed Curry card stock. I glued them to the center of each flower.

The word piece is from the Paper Pumpkin kit.  I stamped the word "Hello" from the kit and I used Real Red ink to do it.  I stamped it off to the left side of that strip.  I set it in place on the card using Dimensionals.

I took two sets of leaves from the kit for behind the flowers.

I added a Dimensional to the back of each flower. I removed the protective paper from the Dimensional and I stuck the end of the leaves to it and then I placed the smaller flower on top of the word strip.  

The larger flower was added the same way but placed on top of the black and white polka dotted piece.

A little Wink of Stella was added to the center of each flower. And there were some adhesive sequins from the kit that I added to the card.

Don't forget to add a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside for writing on. And that was it. 

This was a fun, quick and easy card to make.  Though the leaves were already done so that helps. 

Thank you ever SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Many Layered Blossoms, Butterfly Wishes, Birthday Card, 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I found this card on Pinterest and thought it was SO pretty. So much so that I had to make one.  You can see the original card here. (Sorry, I can't find the link to the original card, when I do I will add it). It is much prettier than mine. My coloring is different but it's one of those cards that you can't make the next one exactly the same.  I like it, no complaints here.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.   This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I die cut the images using the "Many Layered Blossoms" dies.  There's a thicker one and the fine detailed one. I used Whisper White card stock for both.

I took my Blends Pens and colored a rainbow of colors across the thicker die cut piece.  

If I had been smart I would have used sticky sheets to die cut both of the flower images but I didn't think about it at the time.  So what I ended up doing was, I took some white glue and put it on a piece of waxed paper. I rolled (not folded) the waxed paper onto itself and moved the glue around on it.  I opened it up and set the thin detailed die piece on the glue. I pressed it down with a piece of copier paper on top.  I immediately removed it an set it in place on top of the wider colored image.  I didn't quite get it on there evenly so some of the color spews out from the detailed lines.  But you only notice it now because I told you about it!!

I set it on top of my card base so I could see where there would be room for the words that I have.  These words are from the "Butterfly Wishes" set.  I stamped them using Versa Mark and white embossing powder. I heat set the powder and then I repeated the waxed paper glue thing for the wider piece and set it in place on the card.

I didn't add any other embellishments. I thought it looked pretty enough without them.  Plus it's cheaper to mail too.  I did add a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and the card was done.  Isn't it pretty? I love all the colors.  It was a fun card to make and I need to work harder on lining up that detailed die.  I'm not sure I want to give up this card, I just love the colors.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to visit today,
Wanda

Monday, June 29, 2020

Thinking of You, Friendship Card, June 2020 Paper Pumpkin

I thought I would take out my June 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit and play with it before the next one comes.  I have been busy with so many other things, stamping, sewing masks, some cleaning and sorting, a bit of organizing and sitting and playing with a Diamond painting. I have done three now. One was a dandelion image, there were three dandelions in the picture. Not one of my favorite. You need to buy big, large images to get better detail.  I also did "Starry Night" and Starry Sky" by Van Gogh.  They were larger and took longer but they are done too. It's addictive but yet relaxing.

I found this card on Pinterest.  The link only takes you to the card. There's no link to where it was made and the instructions, so I just winged it.  And pretty much nailed it.  

The base of the card is a printed card from the June 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit.

I stamped the dashed lines using the Basic Black ink spot that came in the kit.  (Yup, each month you get an ink spot in your kit. I have almost all of the colors now!).  I should have stamped with the card open because when I went to stamp the image touched the card stock, the card closed and then I stamped.  I had a "chatter" on the image.  I was very disappointed and sat here thinking of what I could do to save this card.  I just moved everything down the width of the dashed image.  I opened the card and stamped the dashed image just below the bad image and I used Basic Black ink. 

I covered the bad image with a black polka dot strip that came in the kit. It's sticky (gotta love that). I just stuck it in place.  

I punched out two flowers from the "Medium" daisy punch using Whisper White card stock.  I glued two together.  I punched out a Crushed Curry circle using the 1/2" circle punch. I glued that on top of the flower.

I took the word piece from the kit and stamped the word "Sunshine" from the stamps that came in the kit. I used Crushed Curry to stamp the words.  Then I used the "Sending" words and the Basic Black ink and stamped them just above the "Sunshine".  I set this piece in place with Dimensionals.  Dimensionals came in the kit.

I took a leaf pair from the kit and set it in place on the card. I did set the flower in place to see where the leaves would go.  I used the small glue dots from the kit to set the leaves in place.

I added a Dimensional to the back of the flower and set it in place on the card.

I added some sticky sequins from the kit and the card was done.

I was glad I stumbled across this card. I think I will make another one.  There's one more of this fun card in the kit.  There's two striped ones, two of another fun image like today's card but lighter, and two with sunshine rays.  There's some fun punched out images too.  Leaves, pineapples, lemons, suns and tags to stamp your words on (they all have a gold border).  There's sequins, glue dots, Dimensionals, and 8 stamps.  Plus the ink spot and matching envelopes.  And if this is your very first set you get an acrylic block.  

The only thing that didn't come with the kit was the daisy.  But that was what made me want to make this card. 

This was a fun card and I think I will make three more using the printed cards in the kit. I'm not sure what I will do with the other four cards but I do plan to make the cards and be done with the set.  

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda


Sunday, June 28, 2020

Beautiful Friendship, Dandelion Wishes, Get Well Card

I found today's card on Pinterest. You can see the original card here. I did make a couple minor changes.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. 

I took the second smallest Stitched Circle die and lightly traced around the inside of it on the front of my card. I needed a guide. I didn't need to erase the circle because it was going to be hidden by the die cut circle.

I took the Bermuda Bay ink and the single rose looking flower (I don't know my flowers) and I stamped it twice around the circle. 

I took the Coastal Cabana ink and stamped two more of the flowers around the circle.

Then I took the double flower buds and inked them up with Bermuda Bay, stamped off once and then stamped on the circle. I got the top one a bit too high because I was following the original card.  Though the original card's flowers didn't stick up that much. I stamped these flowers four times around the circle.

Next I stamped the tiny buds looking image using Gray Granite ink. I stamped them four times. I also stamped again right next to the first image for a stamped off look.

The leaves were stamped using Granny Apple Green ink and the double leaves image.  I stamped them four times.  

I wasn't satisfied with the flowers sticking so high up so I inked up that image again, stamped off and then stamped more around the circle, making sure they stuck out a little more than the first time around.  It helped balance out the image.  Though my eye is still drawn to the top of the circle at the two flowers sticking up.

I had some "Nobel Peacock" rhinetones left and I added them to the card. The original card used some clear epoxy dots.  I didn't have any of those so I used what I had.  You can always add something that is current.

This was a very fun and quick card to make. I think I'd like to make more but use pinks or even yellows.  It's a great card and can be used for many other occasions.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Daisy Lane, Dandelion Wishes, Ornate Garden, Get Well Card

I still have a couple of pieces of the "Ornate Garden" Designer Series Paper" left.  I thought I'd make another card today and then move onto something else for a few days. My goal is to use up those pieces of DSP.  I like them but I don't think I will buy the pack. There's another pack in the catalog that I think I would get more use from. I don't recall what it is right now but it's marked in my catalog.

So, for today's card I used a folded half-sheet of Old Olive for the card base.  I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside.

On the front I cut a piece of Cajun Craze card stock to 4" x 5-1/4". 

Then I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock for the top piece.  You need the whole piece because you will be adding the DSP on top.  But you could conserve some of the Whisper White by cutting it shorter and using a piece of copier paper on the back. You need something there to attach the DSP to. 

The DSP was cut at 2-1/4" x 3-7/8".  I taped mine over the Whisper White piece.  

Next I stamped the flower petals from the "Daisy Lane" set. I used Cajun Craze to ink the image up with and I punched the flowers out.  I glued them together and added a retired faceted gem to the center.  I will be using these gems until they are gone. No more hanging onto things because I may use them. I will be using them.  Demonstrators know what to use on the center of the flowers, they are more aware of the current products that would work than I am.  I tend to buy the basic stuff. I rarely buy ribbon or other accessories.  

And speaking of ribbon. Mine is some retired Old Olive ribbon.  You can create your own colored ribbon using white ribbon and Blends pens.  I would do that but I had some retired ribbon I need to use up.  My ribbon is SO old, it's from the spools that used to contain 15 yards!!! I have lots of those still in my ribbon holder.  I'm just going to use them as I see needed in my cards. How can I justify buying new ribbon when I have so much retired ribbons?  Wait to add the ribbon until you've stamped the words.

The words are from the "Dandelion Wishes" set. I stamped them using Cajun Craze ink.  

Then I taped the ribbon to the back of the Whisper White piece and I added some scotch tape to hold it in place.  I took the ribbon, still on the spool and tied it to the ribbon on the card front.  I tied a knot and cut the ribbon from the spool and trimmed the ends.

I taped the Whisper White piece to the Cajun Craze piece and then I set the flower in place using a Dimensional. 

For the final touch, I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I'd love to make more using some different colors at the bottom.

I thank you SO very much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda